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damienpaul
2004-Jan-19, 05:45 PM
I have just read that there are no appreciable mares or frozen lava lakes on the dark side of the moon. What can this be taken as?

A possible point of evidence for the collision theory?

Earlier tidal influences, as the mares face the earth.

I'd appreciate reading others' views of this

VanderL
2004-Jan-19, 07:51 PM
Hmm, dare I respond? http://www.holoscience.com/views/view_mars.htm
It is not the same place, but is the same mechanism. Just see for yourself if the cratering and valleys are comparable and it would mean that only half of the moon's surface was exposed.
Cheers.

Dan Luna
2004-Jan-20, 05:18 PM
That theory's new to me, although I'm not up to date with the latest research yet. The books I have been reading say the crust is much thicker on the far side, so either the impacts didn't crack it all the way down to the molten layer, or the lava didn't rise all the way up to the surface. I haven't found out why the crust is thicker; presumably it's something to do with having one side permanently facing the Earth.

It's interesting to compare the two sides e.g. Mare Orientale and Tsiolkovskiy with Mare Crisium and Plato.

http://www.lpi.usra.edu/research/la_home.html